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07-10

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9

The Call-Up: Christian Vazquez
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Al Skorupa and Ben Carsley

07-09

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6

Dynasty Dynamics: Progress Report: Prospect Edition, Part Two
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

07-08

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): EP 22: Baseball Prospectus' Jesus Aguilar
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

07-08

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Deep Impact: Week 14
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Ben Carsley

07-02

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Dynasty Dynamics: Futures Team Meet and Greet: World
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Ben Carsley

07-01

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Deep Impact: Week 13
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Ben Carsley

06-30

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The Call-Up: Mookie Betts
by
Mark Anderson and Ben Carsley

06-29

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 21: AI Simulation
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

06-26

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Deep Impact: Week 12
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Ben Carsley

06-18

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Dynasty Dynamics: Progress Report: MLB Edition
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

06-17

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Deep Impact: Week 11
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Ben Carsley

06-14

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 20: Mediocrity
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

06-11

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7

Dynasty Dynamics: Progress Report: Prospect Edition
by
Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

06-10

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Deep Impact: Week 10
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Ben Carsley

06-05

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5

The Call-Up: Eugenio Suarez
by
Mark Anderson and Ben Carsley

06-04

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5

Deep Impact: Week Nine
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Ben Carsley

06-03

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5

Dynasty Dynamics: Ideal Dynasty-Style Mock Draft
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

05-29

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 19: Elbow Boo Boo
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

05-28

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Deep Impact: Week Eight
by
Ben Carsley

05-27

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26

Dynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part Three
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

05-23

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 18: That's Way Too Much Ear
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

05-21

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Deep Impact: Week Seven
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Ben Carsley

05-20

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16

Dynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part Two
by
Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

05-16

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 17 - Mookie Hungry
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

05-15

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Deep Impact: Week Six
by
Ben Carsley

05-13

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29

Dynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part One
by
Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

05-10

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 16 -- Just So Much #Dad
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Bret Sayre, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

05-07

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Deep Impact: Week Five
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Ben Carsley

05-06

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Dynasty Dynamics: AL East U25 Lists
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

05-05

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The Call-Up: Marcus Stroman
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Nick J. Faleris and Ben Carsley

05-03

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 15: A Coconut Crab With Darwin Barney's Glove
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

04-30

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Deep Impact: Week Four
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Ben Carsley

04-29

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Dynasty Dynamics: NL East U25 Lists
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

04-25

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 14: What's Going On Guys?
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

04-23

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Deep Impact: Week Three
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Ben Carsley

04-22

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Dynasty Dynamics: AL Central U25 Lists
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

04-19

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 13: It's Not Ceviche
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

04-16

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Deep Impact: Week Two
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Ben Carsley

04-15

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Dynasty Dynamics: NL Central U25 Lists
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

04-08

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Dynasty Dynamics: AL West U25 Lists
by
Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

04-05

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 12 Latin Spice
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Bret Sayre, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

04-02

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30

Deep Impact: Introduction
by
Ben Carsley

04-01

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15

Dynasty Dynamics: NL West Under-25 Rankings
by
Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

03-29

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 11: Bret's Back!
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

03-28

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My Model Portfolio: The Rare "Spend More on Offense" Strategy
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Ben Carsley

03-24

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Fantasy Freestyle: Two Deep-League Lessons From the Preseason
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Ben Carsley

03-22

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 10: I'm Sorry
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Bret Sayre, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

03-20

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Five to Watch: American League Post-Prospects
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Ben Carsley

03-07

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 9: You Sound How Jesus Montero Looks
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Bret Sayre, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

03-05

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Get to Know: Relief Pitcher Prospects
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Ben Carsley

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June 11, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Progress Report: Prospect Edition

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Examining notable prospects based on whether they are moving up, moving down, or holding steady.

When you’ve done rankings and mock drafts for two straight months, you kind of wonder… why would anyone write about anything else? Sure there are draft grades, but those aren’t nearly as applicable to fantasy.

Then it hits you like a ton of bricks. Something like a… a stock watch. No. Everyone does that. What if you just called it something else. Yes, now you’re cooking with gas. What about a Progress Report? Perfect.

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June 10, 2014 6:00 am

Deep Impact: Week 10

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Ben Carsley

Examining a few players who might pique your interest in deep leagues.

What an intro what an intro what an intro what a mighty good intro.

Jeff Locke, SP, Pirates
Gerrit Cole is on the disabled list, which makes me very sad. Locke is replacing him for the time being, which should make deep league owners somewhere in between very sad and mildly interested. Last year, Locke was able to post an ERA of 3.52 in 166 1/3 innings in the majors, grabbing 10 wins and 125 strikeouts. However, Locke’s walk rate helped to send him back down to the minor leagues this year, and the left-hander was knocked around pretty good in Triple-A.


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June 5, 2014 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Eugenio Suarez

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Mark Anderson and Ben Carsley

The Tigers keep trying to find a shortstop.

The Situation: The Tigers have struggled to find production at shortstop since Jose Iglesias went down with stress fractures in his lower leg, and this move is the next step in a continuing process to correct that problem. The club’s offensive production from shortstop has included a .167/.219/.233 line from the sinced-release Alex Gonzalez, a .167/.217/.190 line from the now-DFA’d Danny Worth, and a .200/.252/.252 line from the soon-to-be-backup Andrew Romine. Take a look at those numbers again and you will quickly understand why the Tigers decided to call-up BP’s no. 9 Tigers prospect.

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June 4, 2014 6:00 am

Deep Impact: Week Nine

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Ben Carsley

Examining a handful of players who might pique your interest in deep leagues.

You only get one chance to make an introduction. Unless you write a weekly column.

Eddie Butler, SP, Rockies
News broke fairly late last night that Butler will replace Franklin Morales in the Rockies rotation in short order, and this is a very good thing for fantasy owners. Butler will already be owned in dynasty leagues, of course, but in deep leagues with shallow rosters or no minor league rosters, there’s a decent chance he’s unowned. Despite the fact that Butler is a pitcher who will call Coors Field home, that should change immediately.


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June 3, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Ideal Dynasty-Style Mock Draft

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

If MLB teams made their draft decisions based on fantasy gamers' wishes, here's how the first round would unfold.

The 2014 MLB Draft is just two days away, and with this date comes a host of new fantasy prospects for dynasty leaguers to covet, debate, and decry. While this year’s crop of prep and college talent isn’t quite as impressive as some of what we’ve seen in the recent past, there’s still a bevy of young talent you can use to bolster your MiLB rosters or use as trade chips in an attempt to win now.

With the draft just around the corner, Craig and I were looking for a way to deliver original content to our readers. And then we hit on this idea: What if we created a format in which we assigned each team one player, then explained our reasoning for why each player should end up with said team? It would be like a draft mock-up. A mock draft, if you will. Groundbreaking, we know.

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There Is No Offseason is a podcast that focuses exclusively on dynasty and long-term keeper formats. We talk major leagues, minor leagues and we never miss an opportunity to take a jab at Craig.

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May 28, 2014 6:00 am

Deep Impact: Week Eight

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Ben Carsley

Breaking down a few players who might pique your interest in deep leagues.

Don’t go chasing long intros, just stick to the players and the predictions you’re used to.

Kyle Blanks, 1B/OF, Athletics
Of course the A’s acquired Kyle Blanks. It’s just too perfect. Oakland is doing all it can to utilize all the platoons ever this year. Blanks is a career .238/.336/.404 hitter against left-handed pitching. And this is an organization that’s taken plenty of chances on big-power prospects who’ve busted in recent years. Blanks is a natural fit, and he should eat away at the playing time of Josh Reddick (against lefties) and Alberto Callaspo (in general), neither of which are bad things for Oakland.


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May 27, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part Three

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Rounding out the rankings with the top 50 players on Ben and Craig's list.

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May 21, 2014 6:00 am

Deep Impact: Week Seven

5

Ben Carsley

Examining a few players who might pique your interest in deep leagues.

Allow me to reintroduce this column: it’s about deep leagues.

Ronald Belisario, RP, White Sox
I’m not going to beat around the bush here—we’re only talking about Belisario and his league-leading #FACE because the White Sox bullpen is, to put it lightly, a flaming pile of poop. With Actual Real Life 2014 Closer Matt Lindstrom on the DL, it’s likely to fall to Belisario or Daniel Webb for saves among this ragtag group. Given Belisario’s veteran status, I like his odds of getting a shot first.


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May 20, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part Two

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

The second part of the rankings series takes you from Nick Franklin to Brandon Belt.

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There Is No Offseason is a podcast that focuses exclusively on dynasty and long-term keeper formats. We talk major leagues, minor leagues and we never miss an opportunity to take a jab at Craig.

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